Mushroom In Creamy Basil Sauce

Mushroom In Creamy Basil Sauce

Mushrooms are unique because they absorb a variety of flavours in different recipes. To tone the meatiness down, you can spike up the heat, and balance off with warm spices and the sweetness of garlic, in most recipes. You can pan-fry, roast, grill, or braise them with just a touch of salt and pepper, and use them as a bed for eggy breakfasts, or wholesome one-pot meals like pastas or quiches, or as a substantial filling in sandwiches and wraps.

What you can also do is douse them in savoury gravies, like most Indian recipes dictate. To take a kink from the monotony of the everyday tomato-rich gravy, we tried a creamy basil one and it worked like a charm. The sharpness of the basil is a perfect match for the blandness of the mushrooms, and you can serve this with just about anything – rotis or rice, millets or Thai-style noodles. The spice level is rather mild, which leaves room for experimenting as well as keeping the essence of the simple, down-home meal intact.

Mushroom In Creamy Basil Sauce

(Serves 3-4)

For the Basil Sauce –

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 2 medium-sized onions, cubed
  • 4-5 garlic pods, crushed
  • 2 green chilies, sliced
  • 1/4 inch cinnamon stick
  • 2 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves, cleaned
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled cashew
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon jeera
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon aamchur
Read the whole recipe on Tadka Pasta